Recently Released Lync Updates

A quick post in case you missed it, here is a a recap of a couple recent noteworthy Lync updates:

Microsoft Lync for Mac 2011 Update

Microsoft released an update for the MAC client which addresses the following issues:

  • Several issues with Cisco and Juniper VPN clients
  • An issue that causes an Active Directory lockout when the Kerberos protocol is used
  • Several issues that cause Lync for Mac 2011 to sign out unexpectedly or to crash

You can read about this update and download it here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2690036.

A Lync Server Update to Remove the “Last Active” Attribute

Microsoft released an update on Friday that allows a company to remove the “Last Active” attribute from Presence.  This is the attribute that tells you a user has “been inactive for X minutes” (or away, etc…). See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2684128/en-us?sd=rss&spid=924 for more information.

Fellow Lync MVP Justin Morris has a good write-up on the broader perspective for this update: Improving Presence Privacy in Lync 2010.

The Contact Importer Tool

Microsoft released a tool for OCS 2007 R2 and Lync Server 2010 that enables administrators to import contacts (including AIM, Yahoo Messenger, Windows Live Messenger, and for generic text based lists) for OCS and Lync users. The tool imports them directly into the Lync/OCS backend pool database.

You can find out more about the tool and download it here: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=29558.

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